Tesla Motors

The roads will be safer with more self-driving cars

Tesla's autopilot feature in action

To the editor: Driver error — the leading cause of car accident-related injuries — causes 94% of U.S. vehicle crashes. But adaptive driver assistance technologies, including self-driving vehicle technology, will save thousands of lives each year. (“It's time to tap the brakes on self-driving cars,” editorial, July 11)

Recent incidents involving Tesla’s autopilot feature raise questions about whether these technologies should be fielded before full government regulation. The self-driving car will revolutionize mobility and...